6pm-Formal Tasting with Dinner, 7pm-Bar
Join me welcoming Pedro Lopes Vieira to Legume Bistro for a formal tasting at 6pm followed by a casual visit in the bar at 7pm.
In the past few years, Esporao’s Wines, have amassed a huge list of high scores and best value awards, including two Best Value ratings and five scores 91 pts or better at The Wine Enthusiast. Esporao is one of Europe’s fastest growing wine brands – join us for a taste!
Below are the wines slated for our tasting Monday at Legume (comments from distributor Aidil Wines) – Chef/Owner Trevett Hooper is planning nettle soup and some vegetarian platters followed by a lamb and barley risotto dish with some charcuterie for the tasting. Sounds TASTY!! Reserve your seat by purchasing at this link: http://www.off-the-grid.ws/esporao
Esporao Monte Velho White – Vinification: De stemming, must chilling, skin maceration, pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation in stainless steel tanks, centrifuging, fining, cold stabilisation and filtration. Description: Ripe and perfumed, with notes of tropical fruit, it’s mouth-filling, fruity and balanced, finishing with elegance.
Esporao Verdelho White – Comment: This is a Regional Alentejo White, made exclusively from the Verdelho grape, one of the top local varieties. Vinification: Destemming, must chilling, skin maceration, pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation in stainless steel tanks, centrifuging, fining, cold stabilisation. Description: Cristal clear, citric color with green hues. Intense and complex aroma, with citric and tropical fruit notes suggesting nectarinas, mango and passionfruit. Fresh and elegant palate, with good fruit depth and cleansing acidity.
Esporao White Reserve – Vinification: De stemming, must chilling, skin maceration, pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation in stainless steel tanks and new oak American and french oak barrels, centrifuging, fining, cold stabilization and filtration. Description: THE ESPORAO WHITE FEATURES A DISTINCT LABEL EVERY VINTAGE. THE ELEGANCE OF THE WINE DERIVES FROM THE 15 YEAR OLD VINES. WITH PEACH, MELON AND A SPICY OAK NOSE, THE PALATE IS RICH, CREAMY AND FRUITY.
Esporao Monte Velho Red: The best selling wine in Portugal, Vinification: Fermented and staged in large stainless steel vats only. Description: Subtle aroma of red berry fruits with balanced notes of American oak adding complexity. Rich flavors of ripe red berry fruits with good depth and a soft tannic structure.
Quinta dos Murcas Assobio: Description: A deep, vibrant red color and the spicy aroma of berries and violet. In the mouth the delicious flavor blend of berry and black cherry envelope the mouth with long persitant finish.
Esporao Red Reserve: Avg. age of vineyards 25 years Vinification: Desteming of hand selected grapes followed by long fermentation (10 days) in stainless steel tanks. Malolatic fermentation and aging occurs for 12 months in French and American oak. Description: Deep ruby color and complex aromas of ripe fruits and vanilla. Rich flavorsome palate, good depth of fruit, well structured with firm tannins. A great example of the excellence of this region and the flagship of the winery.
Quinta dos Murcas Red Reserve: Vinification – A vibrant mix of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Yellow, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Tiny, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, and Sousão grapes and aged in barrels of French and American oak barrels Description: This wine presents a complex aroma with hints of red fruit and subtle notes of smoke. Its sophisticated notes of fruit and subtle toast are well structured on the palate.
Quinta dos Murcas 10yr Tawny Vinification: Produced with A grade, top quality grapes and aged in oak barrels. Description: Both extremely elegant and dense,this oak aged Port wine boasts balanced acidity and fine fruit notes.